Five fun market facts

From kettle corn to pinchos, the Well ’Canes markets have something for everyone. Here are five fun facts about your favorite on-campus markets.

No matter which Well 'Canes market you visit, check out the five fun facts below before you go. While you're there tag us at @LifeAtTheU on Instragram or drop us a line at to tell us about your favorite vendor. 

Starting March 2, the market will be available on Mondays from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. during the spring semester at the School of Architecture breezeway near Lake Osceola on the Coral Gables campus. Note, there will be no marketon March 9 during spring break. 


The markets:

Offer a variety of food and goods from 25 vendors. From ceviche to gyros, and homemade soaps to chia balls, the markets offer a delightful mix of healthy and delicious food options, as well as handmade goods, smoothies, and flowers.

Are held each week on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Stroll between the tables along the Coral Gables campus market adjacent to the Foote University Green Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Thursdays at the Miller School from 9 a.m. to  3 p.m. at the Fred Cowell Mall—in front of the Calder Library and Starbucks.

Have been around for nearly a decade. The Coral Gables Well ’Canes market launched in 2010 through a partnership with Student Government and Human Resources. Since then, the market expanded to the Miller School campus, and the number of vendors doubled.

Are named after the UM wellness program—Well ’Canes. Market vendors sell more than farmed goods, so the name was changed to the Well ’Canes Marketplace to emphasize the University’s efforts to promote overall well-being for its faculty, staff, and students.

Attract more than 1,000 visitors per week. That’s potentially 52,000 UM faculty, staff, and student purchases per year to support local small businesses—a win for all!


Learn more about the markets.