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Willmar man finds successful niche with homemade salsa


WILLMAR -- With a rapid chop-chop-chop of a knife, Francisco Morales turns fresh tomatoes, onions and avocados into a flavorful salsa.

So tasty, in fact, that he makes and sells literally gallons of Francisco's Pico de Gallo Salsa each year at stores and outdoor markets.

Almost 20 years after creating his first batch of salsa at the kitchen counter, Morales, 52, marvels at how the enterprise has taken off.

"I never thought that it would grow like this," he said.

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