Rancho Mission Viejo is a working cattle ranch that embraces sustainable ranching practices. From rotational grazing to common-sense conservation, The Ranch blends cowboy tradition and smart science to create a thriving operation that’s currently home to hundreds of head of cattle.
The heart of the cattle operation, Cow Camp, is home to the vaqueros (Spanish for “cowboy”) and their families, protected horse pastures, the tack room and the corrals.
Cool coastal breezes, sunny days and temperate evenings make this land ideal for row crops and fruit orchards. The Ranch is the largest citrus producer in Orange County with thousands of avocado and lemon trees.
The Village of Sendero has its very own farm. A community garden within a working organic farm means that neighbors can tend to plots of vegetables, herbs and flowers with the help of Sendero Farm’s own local agrarian pro. It’s the kind of place that cultivates real community—not to mention flavorful and nutritious produce for salads and sides.
For over 30 years, 40 acres of The Ranch have been occupied by the Tree of Life Nursery, a grower and wholesaler of more than 500 species of native plants. For the green thumbs among us, it’s the perfect resource for creating the perfect native habitat.