I have posted before here and here about the Max Restaurant Group. Among the things I like about them is that they aggressively seek out and support local suppliers.
Max holds "Chef to Farm" dinners on site at some of their providers. This vintage truck at Rosedale Farms in Simsbury advertises the chef-to-farm dinners that are being held at Rosedale this summer. I picked up a brochure listing five weekends for these outdoor dinners at Rosedale, and similar events at four other Max suppliers.
To anticipate your questions, no, I have not gone to a chef-to-farm dinner yet, but I will. But, I did go to dinner at their flagship Max Downtown restaurant last Tuesday. Excellent. As always.