When it comes to explaining why Don Ed Holmes and his Weslaco, Texas onion packing and marketing business is so successful, one of the Midwest’s most-established distributors of fruits and vegetables has a simple answer. “Don Ed runs a good operation. He’s good with his farmers and good with his customers,” explained Joe Comito, Chairman of the Board of Capital City Fruit, operating in Des Moines, Iowa since 1949. “Trust is a big part of it. The people who really treat you right are the people you have long-term relationships with in this business, and Don Ed is one of those people.”
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