Welcome to the Official Site of Vetren dol


The Vetren dol people were farmers, stock-breeders, millers, because there were many water mills, one saw milling one filling mill. Carpentry was also developed. Compared to Varvara the agriculture in Vetren dol has the great advantage of the watering to the forestry. Undisputedly the agriculture is the most important part of the economy of the village. In Turkish time the old iron production industry was partly developed here. In this industry the power of the water was mainly used. No one knows why this industry was abandoned

Agriculture: The areas and the distribution of the agricultural and the forestry spaces in the village of Vetren dol are as follows: from north to south: Peso pole-fields, , Oreshaka-fields, Baba Tepe-fields and vineyards, Chukura - meadows, vineyards, corn and rise fields, Cherkovistata - the old vineyards and Kutela-fields, gardens and grazing ground. In the forest these are the name of the areas: Elashkoto dere, Karmova cheshma/koliba, Golec, Dupkata, Gruyova skala, Oriahov dol, Ievata, Sechimek, Studeniat kladenec,Lesteniak, Bukov dol, Hadjiev kladenec, Kradjov kamak, Manastiristeto and down to Chepinska river. The total workable area of Vetren dol is 6 408 decares. The corn cultivation takes the biggest share.

There were a lot of rye fields in the past, but today it is mainly wheat. Maize is grown as second and third cultivation. There are a lot of meadows - 500 decares. The orchard is developed in and outside the village. There are a lot of vegetable gardens. There are also some strawberry fields. The tobacco growing, which came here after the Liberation especially after the Balkan war in 1913 takes a big area almost 1/5 of the land due to the watering. In Turkish time still second best was the vine-growing. The old vineyards were high around the old settlement. The old vineyards were destroyed by the phylloxera disease and people began to grow the new vineyards in the sandy soil. American vines were grown here after 1919, but also a lot of local sorts. In the Turkish time they tried to develop rose growing, but unsuccessfully, because the wind took away the dew from the flowers. The cooperative farm yard in the northeast part of the village was founded in 1949. It is now owned by a new cooperative farm called Sunrise.The Vetren dol people develop the stock breeding due to the many natural and human made meadows with a total area of 1860 decares. They mostly breed cows, sheep and goats. Silkworm breeding was developed in the past.Vetren dol had about 15 000 decares of forest - now 12 500 decares - mainly beech, some oak, hornbeam, lime trees and some pine trees to the top of the ridge Karkaria. The village is also known for its poplar trees, which were more than 100 in the past. There were two lime kilns due to the limestone above the village, which no longer exist.

There was an inn in the village in Turkish time to serve the travelers from the Chepino gorge to Pazardjik. After building the road in 1887 through the gorge another 6 or 7 inns opened for the needs of the traveling people. After building the railroad in 1926 these inns gradually became useless and disappeared. Until the Second World War there were 7 pubs, 4 groceries, one cafe, two Cartwright’s, two blacksmiths three tailors, two shoemakers, one bakery, two barber’s shops, three butcher’s shops, three pastry-shops and one lemonade vendor. Today there are more than 20 shops and cafes and about 60 companies. A consumers and credit cooperation was founded in 1912 with the name “Raifeisen”