Making it in Middlesex: Stories of Business Success - Kustermans Adventure Farm

Purchased in 1979, the land on which Kustermans Adventure Farms sits has been in the Kustermans family for over 40 years! CEO of the business, Steve Kustermans describes that after his father purchased the farm, he planted both blueberries and strawberries, things that still form a large part of the business today. When Steve graduated from Ridgetown, he moved back home, increased the production of the farm and the business has been growing and evolving ever since! In the video linked below Steve does a great job of highlighting some of the unique offerings that make Kustermans a popular spot for many different visitors!

The Fox Golf Club

What began in 1995 as an 9-hole course, The Fox Golf Club has grown into an 18-hole course with plans for further expansion in Middlesex County. Enjoy the peaceful surroundings on this well-maintained course. The staff at the Fox Golf Club pride themselves on their customer service resulting in great relationships with their customers. As golf is a game for people of all ages, they enjoy their location in Middlesex for the ability to draw customers in from all around them.

Crown and Turtle Pub

Come for the traditional, cozy atmosphere, stay for the delicious food and plethora of quality whiskeys. Crown and Turtle Pub prides themselves on their friendly, family-style environment. Manager, Adam McGowan enjoys Middlesex County for raising his family and running a business due to the welcoming local communities that encompass it.

On the Road With: Dairy Lovers

This summer we went on the road to Dairy Lovers in Lucan, Ontario to taste the local flavours this ice cream joint brings to Middlesex County. Jetty van Veen, began Dairy Lovers out of a food truck, and as of May 2022, opened up their brand new store front.

Before the summer comes to an end be sure to stop in at Dairy Lovers to taste their creamy and delicious ice cream, homemade ice cream cones, and freshly prepared fruit toppings!

Visit Middlesex Commercial 2021

Ignite all your senses and experience all of the sights and wonders of Middlesex County. Whether you are exploring and connecting with nature, food or with each other, there is something to look forward to when you Visit Middlesex.

Business Spotlight: Parkhill Carnegie Gallery

We were thrilled to visit the Parkhill Carnegie Gallery with Ruth and Monica at the Municipality of North Middlesex to see all the amazing art on display along with finding out about the new exciting renovation plans to make the building more accessible 🙌 They need your help! If you would like to donate to their next project phase please visit or email to learn more.

Business Spotlight: Jireh Hills Family Homestead

We visited Cheryl and John Mark from Jireh Hills Family Homestead to find out all the exciting activities, products, and upcoming events they offer on their farm! Discover all there is to do in this new agri-tourism destination in Southwest Middlesex. Go to to learn more!

Business Spotlight: The Crump Family Farm

Come and explore The Crump Family Farm and their gorgeous sunflower field! Also, check out all the fresh local products they sell in their market. Whether you're looking for sunflowers, alpacas, or both, you can walk through their sunflower field with your friends and family or book an alpaca walk with Vivian and take an alpaca with you to the field! Visit their Facebook page for all the latest updates on availability and admission rates.

Clock Tower Inn & Bistro

Following a major renovation in the Spring of 2015, the Clock Tower Inn/Strathroy Ale House & Pub is taking the town by storm. Combining old world charm and hospitality with out-of-this-world modern amenities, the eight boutique suites offer visitors all the comforts one could imagine, right in the heart of downtown.

Earthen Elegance

Walking through the doors of this shop on one of Middlesex County’s busiest Main Streets, will show you firsthand how it came to be named “Earthen Elegance."

Sabbe Tree Farm

Nestled in amongst the backdrop of Middlesex County’s resident Carolinian Forest, lies a gardener’s dream delight. Whether you are an avid grower, or a homeowner looking to fill an empty space, a trip to Sabbe Tree Farm and Nursery is one worth taking.

Texas Longhorn Ranch

Nestled in the Southwestern Ontario countryside, just west of London, you will find all the comforts and charm of Texas Longhorn Ranch. Owners Fred and Gail Cahill and their staff amaze and pamper guests from around the world, as they bring “Texas to Middlesex."

Wardsville Golf Club

Beauty as far as the eye can see… that is what will greet you on the fairways of Wardsville Golf Club near the southern tip of Middlesex County. Friendly staff, and great meals served at the clubhouse, are icing on the cake after venturing out on this stunning twenty-seven (yes, we said twenty-seven!) hole course. Find out from co-owner, Laura Van Dyk why her family chose to invest in this hidden gem in Middlesex County more than 25 years ago and how it is now attracting the attention of golfers from far and wide.

Purple Hill Country Music Hall

Take a more than century old family farm, a love of great country music, and a remarkable couple with tremendous passion, and you’ve got the recipe for the amazing success of Purple Hill Country Music Hall. From their monthly dinner shows that draw crowds of over 300, to countless weddings and special events held on site, this once cattle auction barn holds wonderful memories for owners George and Anna Taylor and now plays home to some of Canada’s best country recording artists. Find out from George himself why so many people are willing to take the drive to Middlesex County to see what is happening up on Purple Hill.

Great Canadian Hideaway

It’s all in the name at the Great Canadian Hideaway; a place to get away from the everyday. Visitors to the Great Canadian Hideaway can fish, canoe, paddleboat or kayak on the 250 acre lake, take a leisurely stroll on the nature trails, swim in the huge heated pool, enjoy endless crafts and activities, or just kick back by the campfire and take in the night stars. This truly is camping at its best! Learn from owners Eric and Tania Vieira how moving to Middlesex County to run their business has been so “right” for them.

BJ's Country Market

Welcome to BJ’s Country Market and Oma’s Kitchen, a small family-owned business in Delaware, Middlesex County, where standards are set high and nothing is compromised. BJ's Country Market takes pride in traditional Dutch meals made from scratch – with simple techniques that create great food.

Sundance Balloons

Are you ready for the experience of a lifetime? See why Sundance Balloons, in Thames Centre, Middlesex County, can take your special event to new heights. Or thinking of taking your promotions to the skies? Sundance Balloon specializes in designing custom balloons.

Nikos Restaurant

Small town doesn't mean small flavours. Nikos Restaurant in Parkhill, Middlesex County, is serving up traditional Greek food with a Canadian flair. A family run business where the portions are big and the smiles are bigger.

In a Jam

There's nothing quite like starting your day with fresh jam over toast in the morning. At In A Jam, they carefully craft their jams in pots over a gas stove just like you would at home. In fact, owner Debbie McCallum started this business in her home kitchen about 20 years ago! In A Jam is a family run business out of Melbourne in Middlesex County with Debbie's son and daughter helping out. Some of their products include Jams, Jelly's, preserves and more. Be sure to stop by In A Jam for all your jam and preserve needs!

Masfrankc's Garden Centre

Masfrankc Garden Centre knows how to keep your garden looking fresh with their specialty hanging baskets, window boxes and containers. After 25 years in business, they pride themselves on delivering customers with quality products. Whether it be on your way to the lake or if you're looking to explore the beautiful, relaxed country side, make Masfrankc Garden Centre a stop along the way!

Murals in Metal

See beautiful designs come to life at Murals in Metals. This hobby turned business works with customers to turn their visions into reality. After rapid growth of the company, Murals in Metal re located to Lucan Biddulph in Middlesex County. Owner, Jim Dawe started Murals in Metal himself but now has lots of help from family. Dawe looks forward to seeing further expansion in the business as his son and son-in-law are in order to take over the business.

Rusty Wrench Brewing Company

After opening their doors in 2017, Rusty Wrench Brewing Company is a small micro-brewery in the heart of Strathroy, Ontario offering a full range of food from plant based to southern barbecue as well as in-house-made beer and sodas. Head brewer and owner, Chris Tarzuck prides himself on using local hops for his in-house-made beer. His passion is in the brewery where he experiments with different, unique recipes in hopes to deliver a taste unlike any other to his customers. Heading out for a night with friends or family? Make Rusty Wrench Brewing Company your first stop!

Lucan Architectural

After helping homebuyers furnish their spaces for 17 years now, Lucan Architectural has undergone a major 5x expansion into their brand new 16,000 square foot facility. Lucan Architectural sells genuine, hand crafted Amish and Mennonite furniture as well as home décor pieces, toys and collectables. They admire the quality of life Middlesex County affords and the significant recent increase in residential population in the area has contributed greatly to the success of their business.

Mustang Drive-In

Nothing feels quite as freeing as watching a movie under the stars at the drive-in! Middlesex County’s only drive-in theatre opened in 1953 and due to the inexpensive, unique experience it provides, has remained a family favourite activity ever since. The county’s central location and proximity to the 400 series highway allows the Mustang Drive In to draw in a great number of visitors from both near and far each year. Ready to step back in time and experience the big screen from the comfort of your own vehicle… don’t wait! Set up your car for cozy viewing, purchase some tasty snacks, and enjoy the show!

Fat Olive Restaurant

Take in the divine aroma of quality Italian cuisine at the Fat Olive Restaurant! Owner, Dino Dassie has taken his passion of Italian cooking and turned it into a thriving business, opening the doors to Fat Olive with his wife, Carla in 2019. The restaurant takes pride in the traditional style of cooking; offering local, quality and fresh ingredients in staple dishes like basil pesto, chicken parmigiana, fettucine alfredo, and Stromboli.

Doug & Marion's Bike Shop

Biking is a great way to bring family and friends together while connecting with the great outdoors. Doug and Marion’s Bike Shop enjoys being part of this experience by helping customers pick out the right bike for their lifestyles. What started out as a hobby has now turned into a family-owned and operated business, celebrating their 30 Year Anniversary this year! From purchase to repairs, don’t miss out on the opportunity to experience a scenic trail ride or take the road with the expertise of Doug and Marion!

Arrowwood Farm & The Harvest Table

Amidst the 100 acres of beautiful woods, highbush blueberries and scenic gardens that make up Arrowwood Farm, lies the gem within known as The Harvest Table.

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